Significant stories in Other Cultures
September 16, 2012 12:42 AM Subscribe
Are there Asian, African, or Spanish speaking equivalents to the Arthurian legends?
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Are there Asian, African, Arab, Jewish or Spanish speaking equivalents to the Arthurian legends? I don't mean a similar plot or story line; I mean are there legends in other cultures that have inspired the retelling of the story over and over and over in literature and movies. There are hundreds of books and movies that retell the stories of Merlin, Arthur, Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table. I'm curious if other cultures have such significant myths. Also, are there any prevalent theories out there about why the Arthurian legends inspire so many variations?